C Specification

To update push constants, call:

void vkCmdPushConstants(
    VkCommandBuffer                             commandBuffer,
    VkPipelineLayout                            layout,
    VkShaderStageFlags                          stageFlags,
    uint32_t                                    offset,
    uint32_t                                    size,
    const void*                                 pValues);


  • commandBuffer is the command buffer in which the push constant update will be recorded.

  • layout is the pipeline layout used to program the push constant updates.

  • stageFlags is a bitmask of VkShaderStageFlagBits specifying the shader stages that will use the push constants in the updated range.

  • offset is the start offset of the push constant range to update, in units of bytes.

  • size is the size of the push constant range to update, in units of bytes.

  • pValues is an array of size bytes containing the new push constant values.


Valid Usage
  • stageFlags must match exactly the shader stages used in layout for the range specified by offset and size

  • offset must be a multiple of 4

  • size must be a multiple of 4

  • offset must be less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxPushConstantsSize

  • size must be less than or equal to VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxPushConstantsSize minus offset

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • commandBuffer must be a valid VkCommandBuffer handle

  • layout must be a valid VkPipelineLayout handle

  • stageFlags must be a valid combination of VkShaderStageFlagBits values

  • stageFlags must not be 0

  • pValues must be a valid pointer to an array of size bytes

  • commandBuffer must be in the recording state

  • The VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must support graphics, or compute operations

  • size must be greater than 0

  • Both of commandBuffer, and layout must have been created, allocated, or retrieved from the same VkDevice

Host Synchronization
  • Host access to commandBuffer must be externally synchronized

  • Host access to the VkCommandPool that commandBuffer was allocated from must be externally synchronized

Command Properties
Command Buffer Levels Render Pass Scope Supported Queue Types Pipeline Type




See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification at URL

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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